The Internet is not secure, and therefore the French government intends to avoid problems for its citizens through two actions: the creation of an electronic score and a browser extension.
Minister Plenipotentiary for Digital Affairs Jean-Noel Barrow announced several measures to protect French people on the web, in particular the creation of a label for the security of a website or digital service but also the use of a fraud filter.
These measures presented on October 27 were detailed by the Minister and described as shields for users, both in terms of information and technically. The fraud filter will take the form of an extension that you can install on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and some other browsers, whether on desktop or mobile. The goal is to filter out some content from certain sites listed as malicious.
However, this presents a challenge to the executive branch if only from a technical point of view. In fact, companies with this type of fraud are often set up abroad and are generally beyond the reach of French justice. Thus, the extension must match certain payment systems, warning you or blocking access when it comes to the site. A beta testing phase is planned for Summer 2023 with a final release required for Summer 2024.
Regarding electronic scales, it is a little easier to set it up by itself. Concretely, it is equivalent to the nutritional grade you can find in your food products. The rating will range from A (Very Good) to E with a color code ranging from green to red. Many criteria will be taken into consideration such as HTTPS usage, physical infrastructure quality, user data access rules, etc.
However, it remains unknown as to which entity is responsible for determining the outcome: will it be government direct or self-sorting on the part of companies? In all cases, a fine is offered to positions that lie in their grades, with €75,000 in the case of a natural person and €375,000 fine for the company.
This article was taken from the Univers FreeBox website